Tag: Filipino Tradition

Chicken Lollipops

I remember how much I loved Goldilocks’ Chicken Lollipops. It’s one of my favorite chicken dishes which I love eating with Filipino Style Spaghetti. In other countries, Chicken Lollipop is considered as an appetizer dish, but in the Philippines, it is considered as a main dish…

Filipino Style Chicken Sandwich Spread

If you are looking for a healthy option for your kids’ breakfast or snack, then I recommend Filipino-style Chicken Sandwich. Here’s a very quick and tasty recipe for chicken spread which will definitely make delicious chicken sandwiches that both kids and adults will love. It is…

Bonuelos. Bite-size snacks even kids can make!

Bonuelos, of Spanish origins, is also popular in other Latin American countries. Simply put, it is fritters—but this recipe differs from the everyday pinoy fare of maruya. Maruya is when a slice of saba/cooking banana is dipped in batter and pan fried. I grew up with this…

Fish Pochero

The term Pochero is from the Spanish word Puchero which means stewpot. According to Wikipedia, It is a kind of stew prepared in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and in Andalusia and the Canary Islands of Spain. Just like Spanish Puchero, Filipino Pochero is usually cooked with a…

Saba Banana con Yelo

It’s spring break here in Texas this week. Though we didn’t go out of town, my daughters are so excited to be off from school. Cherlin said she’s thrilled to be home because she can help me do the cooking. Isn’t she the sweetest??! She really…

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)

Of all the Filipino desserts that my mother loved to cook, Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam in English) is the one I remember her cooking most often when I was little. It’s because we used to have ube(purple yam) in our backyard together with kamote (regular…

Bistek Tagalog

Bistek Tagalog or Filipino Beefsteak is a very delicious beef recipe that is so easy to prepare and doesn’t require much ingredients. Basically, you can cook this with just beef, soy sauce, kalamansi(a small citrus fruit that is very popular in the Philippines) and onions. But…

Baked Tahong (Mussels)

Tahong (Mussels) is one shellfish I love (next to oysters that is)! Though back home, we seldom bought it because of the fear of red tide poisoning, which is very common in the Philippines when there is a high concentration of dinoflagellates (a type of algae…

Cardillong Isda

Cardillong Isda is an old Filipino dish that is very popular due to its simple preparation and availability of ingredients.  In the Philippines, it is a way to re-cook left-over fried fish. But whether using leftover or not, fish is fried beforehand to prevent from falling…

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a French-inspired poultry dish that was developed by chefs in the United States in the effort to imitate stuffed meat dishes from Europe. Cordon Bleu which means “blue ribbon” in French has chicken, cheese such as Gruyere or Swiss, and prosciutto or…

Daing na Bangus (Milkfish Marinated in Vinegar & Garlic)

If there’s one fish that’s really popular in the Philippines, it’s bangus (milkfish). Not only is it the country’s national fish, it also has a mild sweet flesh and melt-in-the-mouth thick belly fat that make it superior to other locally available fish. Despite its being quite…

Cathedral Window a.k.a. Christmas Jello

Though not Filipino in origin, Cathedral Window has always been part of all our family gatherings, as far back as I can remember. It was my favorite dessert when I was growing up. It’s so colorful and yummy to eat so I guess all kids love…

Tinolang Manok

Tinola is an authentic Filipino dish, which is a ginger based soup that can be cooked with either meat or seafood. Though “tinola” is more famous with manok(chicken) as the main ingredient, many Filipinos also use baboy(pork), isda (fish) and tahong(mussels). In Luzon provinces though, fish…

Atsarang Papaya (Pickled Green Papaya)

Atsarang Papaya is a famous appetizer in the Philippines. Though there are many variations of atsara (which refers to anything pickled), the green papaya version is the most popular to Filipinos. It’s because papaya tree grows just anywhere in the Philippines. Unlike the labong (bamboo shoots)…

Kalderetang Baka ( Beef Caldereta )

Kaldereta which came from the Spanish word “caldereta“, simply means stew. It is a favorite Filipino dish especially in the Luzon area, which is originally goat stew and is cooked with tomato sauce, potatoes, liver spread, olives, bell peppers and hot peppers. Kaldereta is another one…